What is Disorientation?
A natural talent that can be a liability at
Dyslexics and people labeled as ADD have the ability to disorient. Here
are the eight primary attributes of what we call "picture thinking."
1.They can utilize the brain's ability to alter and create perceptions
(the primary ability).
2.They are highly aware of the environment.
3.They are more curious than average.
4.They think mainly in pictures instead of words.
5.They are highly intuitive and insightful.
6.They think and perceive multi-dimensionally (using all the senses).
7.They can experience thought as reality.
8.They have vivid imaginations.
Disorientation is a natural phenomenon. You experience it when you get
dizzy and things seem to move on their own. A common occurrence is when
you're stopped behind another car and it rolls backward. You will sense
that your car is moving forward when it's not. You may press on the brake
before you think about honking the horn.
When reading, dyslexics become disoriented when they encounter trigger
words. This undermines conceptual understanding,
and may cause problems with attention focus because
of distorted sound and vision, time
sense, and balance and motion. Davis Orientation
Counseling© provides a solution.
Dyslexics spontaneously disorient to experience the world multi-dimensionally.
They use disorientation to resolve confusion about real world objects
and places by constructing a 3-dimensional mental model. This only makes
things more confusing when looking at words printed on a page.
Tricky Little Words
Because dyslexics think in pictures, not with the sounds of words, they
mainly have trouble with words that don't produce a mental picture. Ron
Davis has identified 217 "trigger words." They are everyday
words like "the," "of" and "for." During
the program, students master these words by modeling their meanings and
spellings in clay.
A MIS-READING EXERCISE
To get an idea of how dyslexics see the written word, try to read the
once an old Queen whose husband had been dead for many years, and she had
beautiful daughter. When
she grew up she was betrothed to a Prince in a distant country